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Las Vegas visitation up 3.1 percent in June

Tourists walk along the Las Vegas Strip in this April 28, 2011, file photo.

The number of visitors coming to Las Vegas jumped 3.1 percent in June compared with a year earlier, helped by a lift in convention attendance. A report released Friday by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says...

Nevada casino revenue hits $11.2 billion for fiscal year

In this 2010 photo, a baccarat game is shown in the high-limit room at Hard Rock Hotel.

Nevada casinos reported revenues of $11.2 billion last fiscal year, up 2.9 percent from the prior year. The increase was due mainly to baccarat. Casinos won $1.6 billion on ...

Nevada gambling revenue jumps 14 percent in June

Nevada officials say casino revenues shot up more than 14 percent in June thanks to a banner month on the Las Vegas Strip. The state Gaming Control Board reported...

Warm hearts meet high tech: UNLV team crafting new hand for Las Vegas girl

Katherine Lau, a biomedical engineering student from Rutgers University, Zachary Cook, a UNLV mechanical engineering student, and Kareem Trabia, an A-Tech High School senior, at UNLV on Thursday, July 17, 2014. The team is designing a "robohand" for 4-year-old Hailey Dawson using the school's 3D printer. Dawson was born with a birth defect that left her only with a thumb and pinky on her left hand.

When the mother of a 4-year-old Las Vegas girl made a plea for engineers at UNLV to help build her daughter a prosthetic hand, they listened. The result is a wonder of modern technology, created with a 3-D printer and allowing the girl to ...

Helping others: UNLV senior launches group for undocumented students

UNLV student Greysel Sousa poses outside the UNLV student union Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Sousa, a recipient of President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), has started the Coalition for Advancement of Undocumented Student Education (CAUSE) to help other immigrant students, specifically undocumented students and those with DACA work permits.

A year ago, Greysel Sousa wouldn’t have made her recent trip to explore the international relations doctorate programs of several East Coast colleges, including Johns Hopkins, Tufts and Princeton. Such a trip would have been...

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

In this Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, file photo, protesting fast food workers demonstrate outside a McDonald's restaurant on New York's Fifth Avenue, in New York. Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, to build on a campaign that began about a year ago to call attention to the difficulties of living on the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers are expected to ...

MGM Resorts fined $100,000 over gaming complaint at Aria

A view of the Aria during a tour of MGM Mirage's CityCenter project Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009.

The Nevada Gaming Commission fined MGM Resorts International $100,000 in connection with a complaint that gaming agents were blocked from observing ...

Test program to shorten customs lines at Las Vegas airport

Travelers from an international flight wait in line at the passport check area at McCarran International Airport's Terminal 2 on Wednesday, April 23, 2010.

Overseas visitors coming to Las Vegas could soon be spending less time in customs lines. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Thursday that McCarran International Airport will be...

Las Vegas airport traffic up 1.3 percent in June

A Southwest Airlines flight approaches McCarran International Airport with the Luxor in the background.

Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport has climbed up 1.3 percent compared with a year earlier. Data released Thursday show nearly 3.7 million people arrived and departed from...

Marijuana entrepreneurs rush to meet application deadline

Applicants gather to be processed as today is the last day to submit applications to the Las Vegas Department of Planning for medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivation or production on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

You will know them by the boxes they carry, because most don’t want to give their names. Wanna-be medical marijuana sellers, growers and producers flooded the Las Vegas Development Services Building on the last day to submit applications. Some came with just minutes to spare before ...

General Motors recalls another 718,000 cars and trucks

General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles. The latest recalls cover almost 718,000 cars and trucks. The largest is for...

New-home sales hit the skids in first half of year

Roofers work on new homes at a residential construction site in the west side of the Las Vegas Valley in Las Vegas, April 5, 2013.

Despite a bump in sales last month, it’s been a slow year for local homebuilders. Southern Nevada developers sold 528 new homes in June, making it the best month of 2014, although ...

Pardee Homes gives up land in long-stalled Coyote Springs project

Coyote Springs Golf Course is the only completed element of the 43,000-acre Coyote Springs project.

Pardee Homes, the former lead residential builder at the Coyote Springs master-planned community, relinquished about 2,500 acres of land at the site an hour from ...

Atlantic City strives to rise even as its casinos fall

A lone bellman waits for customers at the entrance to the Trump Plaza, which is expected to close its doors as soon as Sept. 16, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. With gambling operations in other states pulling business from Atlantic City, the remaking of its defining industry is driving a furious effort to reimagine the New Jersey resort.

The booming Fourth of July weekend in Atlantic City belied the wrenching problems plaguing this New Jersey resort. In the winter and even midweek in the summer, Atlantic City — battered by storms, declining property values and, increasingly, crushing competition from gambling operations in neighboring states — is relatively quiet.

Apple posts biggest earnings gain in nearly 2 years

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, speaks on stage during the introduction of the new iPhone 5c in Cupertino, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.

Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for ...